Author:M.R. Kale (Tr.) & Kuljeet Singh (Ed.)

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The Mrichchhakatika of Sudraka: With Introduction, Critical Essays and a Photo-Essay

By: M.R. Kale (Tr.) & Kuljeet Singh (Ed.)

Price: $9.30

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2017

Seller ID: 116739

ISBN: 8120840100

Condition: New


Hailed as a Shakespearean play, written a few centuries before shakespeare, Sudraka's Mrichchhakatika is one of the most significant Sanskrit dramas for more than a few reasons. Set in the ancient city of Ujjayani, Mrichchhakatika is "rife with romance, comedy, intrigue and a political subplot detailing the overthrow of the city's despotic ruler by a shepherd, [and] is notable among extant Sanskrit drama for its focus on a fictional scenario rather than on a classical tale or legend. Mrichchhakatika also departs from the traditions enumerated in the Natyashastra that specify that dramas sh... View more info